it's like leaving a million tiny calling cards
Sunday, 24 September 2023

We Spoke With the Last Person Standing in the Floppy Disk Business

quote [ You can see from this conversation that I?m not exactly a person with great vision. I just follow what our customers want us to do. When people ask me: ?Why are you into floppy disks today?? the answer is: ?Because I forgot to get out of the business.? ]

Lengthy interesting interview ?great read. Via Sunday Papers
[SFW] [business] [+4 Interesting]
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Thursday, 21 September 2023

95% of NFTs are Worthless

quote [ Crypto crashed and brought NFTs with it. ]

Just invest in any NFT
[SFW] [business] [+6 Informative]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:01amGMT] [7 comments]

Saturday, 16 September 2023

Why Every App Now Feels Like TikTok, But Worse

quote [ It drove its competition to madness. The big social apps now feel increasingly the same because they?re filled with the same stuff: content their users didn?t ask for made by people they don?t know on platforms they may not even use. Where they used to see posts from people they know, now there are algorithmically suggested videos from somebody made for nobody. ]

Good article on the entiktokkification of shit. And it's every platform: multiple autoplays running on news outlets and Pinterest becoming nothing but a videowall.

What should be considered is the sheer energy consumption constant video streams put on bandwidth, devices and servers.
[SFW] [business] [+1 Insightful]
[by Paracetamol@8:41amGMT] [1 comment]

Friday, 15 September 2023

'Relocating' rent-controlled tenants in LA is a lucrative business

quote [ Landlords want to kick out rent-controlled tenants. Shelby Istrin is here to help ? for a fee. ]

Remember the days of rent control
[SFW] [business] [+1 WTF]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:03amGMT] [0 comments]

Sunday, 3 September 2023

The end of cool small cars

quote [ The Taliban has fresher trucks than us. The Honda Fit is dead. U can?t find a sauced-out 2-door to save your life. How did we get here?? ]

I wanted a small car when I had the same car smaller
[SFW] [business] [+3 Interesting]
[by ScoobySnacks@12:59pmGMT] [6 comments]

Friday, 18 August 2023

What Happens to All the Stuff We Return?

quote [ Online merchants changed the way we shop?and made ?reverse logistics? into a booming new industry. ]

used items no returns or refunds sell it as is

[SFW] [business] [+2 Interesting]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:01amGMT] [1 comment]

Tuesday, 15 August 2023

The Battle Over Tipped Minimum Wage Heats Up in Chicago

quote [ Mayor Brandon Johnson and One Fair Wage are negotiating with the restaurant lobby ]

The patrons think she's better then tips and minimum wage
[SFW] [business] [+3 Good]
[by ScoobySnacks@1:46pmGMT] [2 comments]

Thursday, 10 August 2023

'This is going to get worse before it gets better': Panama Canal pileup due to drought reaches 154 vessels

quote [ Ongoing drought conditions and Panama Canal restrictions due to lower water levels are causing massive shipping congestion at the key trade gateway. ]

Like watching the wheels on a shopping cart wobble harder and harder until they start flying off.
[SFW] [business] [+2]
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Wednesday, 2 August 2023

Industrial Revolution iron method ?was taken from Jamaica by Briton?

quote [ Some of these workers are named in records, and include Devonshire, Mingo, Mingo?s son, Friday, Captain Jack, Matt, George, Jemmy, Jackson, Will, Bob, Guy, Kofi and Kwasi.
Bulstrode hopes to challenge existing narratives of innovation. ?If you ask people about the model of an innovator, they [?] don?t think of black people, enslaved, in Jamaica in the 18th century.? ]

An all too common story, with interesting notes.
[SFW] [business] [+2]
[by Paracetamol@12:07pmGMT] [0 comments]

Sunday, 16 July 2023

Huge (Sometimes Tragic) Collection Of Sega Documents From The '90s Have Leaked

quote [ while some ideas are built on selling the Saturn on its own strengths, like Sega?s first-party games, there?s a lot of stuff that?s just obsessed with Sony?s plans, reacting to Sony?s pricing, trying to pre-empt Sony?s release really speaks to a company that by 1997 is playing catch-up in nearly every way possible. ]

Interesting marketing time capsule through court docs. Note the not-quite-clickbaity-by-being-a-little-too-long article heading.
[SFW] [business] [+1 Interesting]
[by Paracetamol@2:18pmGMT] [1 comment]

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